Working Minds

Dec. 6th

Prompt: Make. What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it?

Funny that this is the prompt for today. I worked on a project last night with a classmate, a project that required cutting and pasting in real life, as well as lying on the floor to draw a title on the poster. We made a tri-fold for a poster session, using a pre-made presentation board, construction paper, scrapbook stickers, and Crayola markers.

It seems dull, but it was also the first time in quite awhile that I have had to make a physical poster instead of a PowerPoint. I remember being in high school, coloring my “movie poster” for my Of Mice and Men project. I remember drawing my “Zapato Loco” project in middle school. I remember our art sessions in elementary school. I was always good at art, and maybe I should have stuck with it– but I had to choose between band or art. I picked band, and I would not trade that experience. I would, however, appreciate the chance to create again.

I love using words to create, but I am not talented enough as of yet to capture the scenes I see so vividly in my head. I do also hope, in the future, to find a balance in my personal life that allows both my passion for performance and creation. The same time I waste when I could be writing is time that I could also use to draw or photograph or practice. How do I stop “wasting” time? I know that I tend to veg out in order to clear my mind, but couldn’t I accomplish the same thing by creating instead of just… doing nothing?

Why is that flame not burning?

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